Former India opener Gautam Gambhir reckons that the India team has the bowling attack to shatter the Australian batting line up which will now be comprising Steve Smith and David Warner, when India tours Australia this year.
India is scheduled to tour Australia in November for a strenuous four-Test series.
Gautam Gambhir on Cricket Connected
“Because India has got the bowling attack to rattle the Australian batting line-up even with David Warner and Steve Smith, but yeah, it’s going to be a different challenge than what it was last time around,” Gambhir said on Star Sports show ‘Cricket Connected’.
“So, you would want Virat Kohli to fire plus the bowlers as well because it’s the bowlers that will win you the Test matches,” he added.
In 2018-19, India snatched their first-ever Test series in Australia but Smith and Warner were not a part of the series because of ball-tampering bans.
Furthermore, Gambhir said that this time it will be a different challenge for the guests.
“Whether it was his (Kohli’s) first tour, whether it was the second tour, this time around, obviously, he (Kohli) would be gearing up for it because it’s going to be a different challenge with David Warner and Steve Smith coming back into the Australian Test line-up,” he said.